Orange barrel alert: Repaving work starts today in downtown Xenia

Credit: Gabrielle Enright/Staff

Credit: Gabrielle Enright/Staff

Traffic flow and parking will be impacted in downtown Xenia starting today as crews repave Detroit Street.

On-street parking will not be permitted on either side of Detroit Street today and Friday as crews repave the street between Church Street and Home Avenue, according to a release from the city.

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Next week, on-street parking will be limited on Detroit Street and there will be intermittent lane closures as crews add striping and lane markers to the roadway, according to the city.

The Ohio Department of Transportation is overseeing the nearly $1.5 million project, most of which is being paid for through state and federal grant monies, according to the city.

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Part of the project involves taking away one of two southbound lanes on Detroit Street and creating a permanent, dedicated bicycle lane.

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